Monthly Archives: June 2011

Honey cream with raspberries

I learned the recipe for honey cream with raspberries from a Kosovan recipe book (The Kosovan Kitchen).  ‘Cream and honey’ is an Albanian expression for indulgence (one step richer than ‘milk and honey’) and I included the recipe in my … Continue reading

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Wartime honey biscuits; an austerity treat

Beekeeping in Britain peaked during the sugar rationing of the 1940s until there were one million hives in the UK, with their honey spread among a much smaller population than the 250 000 hives in existence today.  The reasons are obvious … Continue reading

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Regents Park Honey

What do you know about Regents Park?  For me it is Open Air Shakespeare, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning walking her dog.  It’s the zoo and herbaceous borders; it’s a huge gothic drinking fountain and a rose garden to hear secrets … Continue reading

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Fruit and ginger juice with bee pollen and manuka honey

Today I’m back in London.  I lived here for 11 years and yet it’s only now, coming back from abroad, that I appreciate this city.  It’s only now that I relish how we can drink water from the tap; only now … Continue reading

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Honey, I made some pancakes

It’s been 19 years!  On this day in 1992 I met a guy and he walked me home and he kissed me and he…re we are. To celebrate, today I bought him a heart-shaped pancake maker.  To celebrate, he made … Continue reading

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